Sedan Cars Comparison: Honda City 4TH Generation vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
While the Honda City is the quintessential sedan offering in the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki is one of the largest Indian automotive manufacturers present in the country with its own sedan offerings over the years. While the 5th Generation Honda City is now the latest offering in the Honda stables, it is offered alongside the continuing and rather modern 4th Generation City. While we're talking about the 4th Gen City though, we will be comparing its prowess with its direct competitor and the recent sedan from Maruti Suzuki cars, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is the latest in a long line of sedan offerings from the Maruti Suzuki stable. We shall be looking at which sedan offers what and which sedan does it better in this Honda City 4th generation vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comparison.
On The Outside - Honda City 4th Gen vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Exterior
The Honda City's long history began in 1981 and has continued since, to the modern Honda City we know today. While previous variants of the Honda City have had vast differences over each other, the 4th Generation Honda City is an update and facelift over the last. With the 4th Generation the Honda City received a new sharper bumper design and a front grille reminiscent of the same gen Civic. An angled chrome bar adorns the front end and the LED headlights now get integrated DRLs.
Honda City 4th Generation dimensions come in at 4440mm in length, 1695mm in width and 1495mm in height.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is a sleek looking sedan. It looks sharp and upmarket with smoked headlights and integrated LED DRLs. A tasteful chrome grille adorns the front end and the car is shod on machine-cut alloy wheels. On the rear end, the Ciaz gets aggressively styled LED tail lights and a fair share of chrome.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz dimensions come in at 4490mm in length, 1730mm in width and 1485mm in height. The Ciaz is longer and wider than the 4th gen City, translating to slightly more interior space.
Under the Hood - Honda City 4th Gen vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Engine Specifications
While the Honda City 4th Gen did get a diesel unit originally, it is now available in only a petrol variant. The 1.5-litre four cylinder iV-TEC engine comes paired to a five-speed manual gear box. Power figures are 119PS and 145Nm of peak torque. The City claims an ARAI based fuel efficiency of 17.4kmpl.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz engine specifications on the other hand, include a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid, four-cylinder engine that gets a five-speed manual as well as a four-speed torque converter automatic for gearbox options. The Honda City originally got a CVT option but Honda did away with it for the 4th gen. Power figures lag behind the City however with 105PS and 138Nm of peak torque in the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
The Feature Story- Honda City 4th Gen vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Features
The keyword with the 4th gen Honda City features is connectivity. Of course, the Honda City has always done interior design and comfort well. To that end it gets a beige interior with a black dual-tone dashboard. What's new here though, is the infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen that offers features such as WiFi connectivity, smartphone integration, real time, traffic data-based navigation. The system also gets two USB slots, micrSD card ports and an HDMI port as well.
A fair share of safety features is available here as well. These include ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts and curtain air bags as well.
In the feature department, the Marui Suzuki Ciaz takes it up a notch. The latest gen Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen as well, but with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Other features here include keyless entry with push-start, cruise control and auto climate control.
Further differences between the two sedans can be seen between the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz price vs the Honda City 4th Gen price.
Money Talks - Honda City 4th Gen vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Price & Variants
The Honda City 4th gen and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz are both rather compelling offerings. They both offer plenty of storage space, high quality interiors and space for the driver, co-driver as well as rear passengers. While the 4th Gen Honda City offers more performance, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has more to offer in creature comforts. Talking about price though, the 4th Generation Honda City is priced starting at ?9.30 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) for the SV MT variant and goes upto ?10 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) for the V MT variant. The Honda City 4th gen gets only two variants. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz price starts at ?8.99 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) for the Sigma variant and goes up to ?11.98 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) for the top-end Alpha AT variant.
For more information on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Honda City 4th generation, check out autoX's price section for detailed reviews, on-road price and more.
Rushil Kumar is an automobile blogger. whose passion for driving and testing cars and bikes in India. Travelling, reading and drive various car and write the reviews on newest car his passion.
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